Oct. 7-8: Disney on Ice, David Cook, Michael Feinstein, Meera Sodha, Lunafest

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream: World-class skaters appear in moments from “Tangled,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Cinderella” and “The Princess and the Frog” in the production, which kicks off a week of East Bay shows before moving to San Jose. [7 p.m., Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]

Tonia Ko: The classical composer appears with the contemporary choral group Volti in a free open rehearsal featuring her new piece based on Virginia Woolf’s short story “Monday and Tuesday.” [7 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

David Cook: The multi-platinum artist and “American Idol” season 7 winner’s upcoming album is “Digital Vein.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Ira Gershwin & Me: Grammy-winner Michael Feinstein plays piano and tells personal stories about his friends and colleagues Ira Gershwin and Jean and Michael Strunsky in the show, which opens a five-day engagement. [7 p.m., Feinstein’s At The Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss: The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation presents its 23rd annual wet and wild fundraiser, in which local luminaries take a plunge to benefit low income children and families; comedian and performer Brian Copeland hosts. [6 p.m., Phoenix Hotel poolside, 601 Eddy St., S.F.

David Talbot, Tony Robles: The San Francisco writers and activists discuss “The Preservation of Culture, Literature and Art in San Francisco.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

John Sandford and Ctein: The writer and photographer discuss “Saturn Run,” their futuristic thriller Kirkus Reviews describes as “James Bond meets Tom Swift, with the last word reserved not for extraterrestrial encounters but for international piracy, state secrets and a … satisfyingly underhanded political pressure.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

THURSDAY, OCT. 8

Meera Sodha: The author of “Made in India: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen” discusses and signs copies of her charming, colorful cookbook. [6:30 p.m,, Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Frances Dinkelspiel: The author of “Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California” appears at a reception and in conversation with journalist Julia Flynn Siler. [6 p.m., Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St., S.F.; reservations required: www.milibrary.org]

Maria Genné: The founder of Dancing Heart, which brings dance programs to senior centers to assist elders diagnosed with dementia, speaks at On Lok’s Sustainable Long-Term Care Conference. [1:30 p.m., Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St., S.F.]

Latin Legends Rock for Las Mission: Leo Rosales (formerly of Malo), John Santos, Dr. Loco, John Calloway, Mission Varrio Project and others perform at the concert, which benefits Save the Mission’s efforts to limit neighborhood development. [6 p.m., Roccapulco Dance Club, 3140 Mission St., S.F.]

Lunafest: The evening program of films by, for and about women includes Oakland filmmaker Meg Smaker’s “Boxeadora,” about a Cuban woman who trains in secret to be a boxer and dreams of Olympic glory. [6 p.m. (reception), 7:30 p.m. (screening), Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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